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a supreme court the united states that was still authorly understand the control of liberal democrats. four two brief shining years, or perhapses -- [inaudible] if you don't like the great society, for two years for better or for worse, the united states had a government in the way that we often speak of her majesty say having a government. that is a group of people who can in fact implement a party platform that can be judged at next election or series of elections. that is not generally the way the united states operates. courtesy of the constitution drafted in 1778 and what i want to insist relatively unamended thereafter with regard to the basic structures that we live under. the republican presidents since president johnson that is nixon, ford, reagean, george h. w. bush not for a single day had even a single house of the congress from their own political party. i'm sorry region had the senator. he never a full congress that was republican. bill clinton did have a full congress that was republican, but of course, bill clinton was a democrat and so you had fragmented government, george
right now . socialized medicine in the united states of america. what is that about care so as it about writing the book to it ocd ronnie touched on this because this was one of the central arguments. as i started to write ipod, well, of course obama is redistributing wealth here tell he is a socialist. in fact, i have a section in the book called this a socialist is a big fat liar. i was on with neil cavuto last week. he said to me, come on. look at this title. cassette, tell me what part of that is inaccurate. he is skinny. he goes on the secret burger runs, but he's not taking any rate. he's a socialist. he's lied to the american people day in and day out. prime example, will cut the deficit in half and my first term we all know how that turned out. he inherited a for under $50 billion annual deficit. he has quadrupled the. every year he's been in office he has run between 13 and $17 trillion annual deficit . added five to international debt and just three years. to give it to see -- this white. it took in three years at 5 trillion. for the first 216 years of the republic that is how
bless america, these united states. thank you very much everybody. i hope you get the book. [applause] mike has agreed to take a couple of questions before we get out of here. the first one, right here. >> we did not bring issues. >> where is chick-fil-a? >> it was getting too cold. we will make the diet that i could hear your answer because there were too many -- prius is clicking by. what was your answer about why they don't have any conservative moderators in the upcoming debate? >> it's a perfect metaphor for the machine we are up against. if you expect this is going to be an easy ride for governor romney, it's not in its unbelievable there are going to be liberals who are going to be moderating the debates. the bardot is a so much higher for governor romney then it is president obama and we know that going in and we have to accept that it's tough. >> the next question over here. 's vi of the quick question. my first question is what is this thing between you and hewitt concerning the -- [inaudible] >> apparently you're not you are not supposed to say his name because he moved the
in egypt, say is turkey the model, i say there is no good model. even the united states of america is not a model if you are serious about freedom, dignity and also the power of the state. because i'm ready to talk about -- i will come to that point about separating, you know, the state from religion. but if you separate or distinguish the state from religion, tell me what you put instead of religion. because what we are facing in the west now -- and we all know this as citizens -- i live in europe, you live in the united states of america, and we all know that the problem that we have with our democracies now is not the dramatic decision of religions, but some magic decisions of transnational corporation and economic power that are deciding without us being able to think anything. and we call it democracy, we're still today dealing with powers that are beyond the democratic procedures. the banks, transnational corporations. and we are facing with people who are deciding. for example, in greece, in spain, in italy we have technocrats who are coming to solve the problem. we never el
to protect the interest in libya. it was a clear it was deal between the united states and france. i think in syria we have to care about the people being killed and not the strategic interest which is i think is the case today. >> i'm a journalist from egypt visiting d.c., and returning back again to cover the i i did i did diad.a. lem that. you said that the islamist in egypt say that the -- [inaudible] this is not the case. [inaudible] to islam and what can be solution to this gap which i think will not be solvent in the upcoming years. we will have -- problems. >> thank you. thank you for this question. first, what are you saying about the muslim hood and what was said was right. that's right. let me finish. he was talking about changing and reforming the individual, the family, and the society and at the end to get the islamic state and this was against the british residence and liberate the country toward the islam state. this is clear. if you look what is happening now within the muslim brotherhood you cannot say it is the same discourse. you can't say this. you might they they are
african-american writers on the election of barack obama, 44th president of the united states. [applause] next we have professor cornell west. [applause] with cornell as we all know is another national and international icon and in national treasure in his own right. he is a professor of civil rights activists philosopher, human rights activist who and really one of the boldest public intellectuals that we have in the united states today. he speaks truth to power even when when he speaks is unpopular he has the structure to be critical and against the grain even when it's hurt him and is standing in the black community. so cornell's latest book is the rich and the rest of us and we are proud and happy to have him here today. [applause] next we have fred harris, who is professor of political science at columbia university where he directs the institute for research and african-american studies. [applause] professor harris's latest book is the price of the ticket, barack obama and the rise and decline of black politics and professor harris is one of the leading scholars of african-american
transforming the united states.s few americans realized how cad really a that was and what kind of transformation he planned. he was goal was not merely to spread w the wealth as he told e the plumber.s t his goal is to transform america from one nation under god, as we proudly proclaim in a pledge of aleans to a totally secular country we're allowed ton t recognize no higher power thansp the federal government. especially the executive branch.o the it when barack obama moved in the white house, the ground work fom the campaign of secularism had already been laid by dozens of t lawsuits filed by aclu and various atheist organizations petitions the judges to used a first amendmentll to tear down l crosses and monuments or pictures of the tend t commandments that are visible to the public and cut off the microphones of public school students thanking god in their value deduct i are speeches and forbid school kids to sing christmas carols. at obama's campaign stop his liberal friends chanted that he is the one we've been waiting for.ite hous as soon as he moved in the white house,
supply-side economists in the united states. mr. me, will -- moore, will you give us your opening statement? >> thank you, your honor. >> very good. >> thank you, members of the jury. i would like to start by saying i believe this trial is a farce and a miscarriage of justice. i work for "the wall street journal" so, of course, i'm going to defend wall street. i would submit and our defense, your honor, boils down to this: that it is the wrong people and the wrong institutions that are being put on trial here this afternoon. now, let me start by making some admissions about some the mistakes that were made by wall street. we were all angry about what happened in 2008 and 2009 and the massive losses. we're all angry at the excesses of wall street, the -- i'll acknowledge the fact that mr. frank made that there was excessive pay to ceos, that there were gaudy parties held by many of the members of wall street, that there were criminals and crooks like bernie madoff. by the way, they are in jail where they belong. but i think it's important to understand that wall street plays an inc
unions. in my home state of alabama, manufacture a lot of green cards made in the united states. >> mercedes. >> mercedes-benz. >> as far as i'm concerned the korean car industry has save the culture of my state. hundreds and hundreds of spin-off businesses everywhere all over montgomery and even in georgia. and the children of the workers, they have boosted the castro programs. they're building churches all over the place, funding. the culture has improved as a result of a carrion's. i don't know what alabama would do without the koreans. it is been a beautiful thing to see. and i am intrigued at how commerce brings people together. a very beautiful way without central planning. i can tell you, koreans have nothing in common. culturally in any other way. we love each other. it's a beautiful thing to see how, sprays people together. beautiful. >> what is? >> founded in 1972 back in the analog age when people just read paper and ink and got their work to the milk. you don't remember these days. i vaguely. and it was very prosperous. it was a kind of us source for libertarian idea
strikes against the united states. .. >> now you've got in close proximity, hundreds of miles away in some cases, with supersonic jets, in bases that may be vulnerable, small countries where even a small number of nuclear weapons can obliterate them. there was no hard line in 1962, that was bad enough, but when the soviets wanted to send a message to moscow, they gave it to western union and hoped the kid didn't stop to see his girlfriend on the way to the office. [laughter] it was very much a catcher's catch can, and if you have four or five people with nuclear weapons, all worried, no mar gyp for error, it's scary to say the least. ultimately, the only resolution is to stop iran from getting nuclear weapons, and a rev -- revolutionary state does not honor, and you need regime change brought about from within, get positive regime change, but the lesson out of this,ed broader lesson is revolutionary power, you can't negotiate away revolutionary power position. you have to defeat them. in 1962, though, we saw the consequence of miscalculation, and you can easily have one here so that war ma
muslim attire in the streets or here in the united states where in arizona got only laws passed to say racial profiling is okay but laws that say we are going to dismantle ethnic studies across-the-board in the state of arizona. and of all the horrible the services, it's not just to the hispanic studies program in tucson which was successfully dismantle but it's also you know, for everybody. imagine the children in arizona who are now being prepared in a fantasy land that will never exist instead of the world in which their children will actually live and operate. and so to me, you know the sustainability of democracy, a new old forum in the history of the world depends not upon our ability to assimilate all of our citizens but our ability to support and enable things like cultural and linguistic diversity. >> host: it's good that you actually said that this would be like a bathroom book. i recognized right away this was a book he could pick up many times, just grab a section and read it and put it down and grab another section and you don't have to read all the way through. i thought
you call him having a conversation with the president of the united states. talk a bit about that conversation. >> well you know, i was actually here in new york. i had just been on that you and was in a limo on the way to the airport with cnn when i received a call that was a 404 area code. it was a plan to so i answered it and was congressman john lewis. when we finished talking i decided i should take my text messages because i couldn't keep my voice mail clear enough to keep getting messages so lo and behold there was a message from the white house saying the president was trying to reach me. so i called the number and they wanted to arrange the call, so it was so interesting these people in the media. the person who was in the car with me from cnn pulled out a camcorder and i said, you cannot take me while i am talking to the president, so i made her turn it off and put it away. [applause] so, he started out by saying you are a hard person to reach. well everyone knew i had been with cnn all week. but anyway, he started out and you know they would be calling me about a p
to the 2008 financial collapse of the united states? >> i find a bizarre. i can't find that deregulation people are talking about. maybe they're talking about class stiegel in 2009. by the way, the clinton or bush of illustration. the fact is that no glass stiegel think was a problem during this recession. if you look at washington mutual, countrywide, in the bank, the banks that did all the more stuff, there were all pure commercial s&ls. there were not blasted banks. banks that of commercial banking and investment banking. and if you look on the wall street side, lehman brothers, that in to any commercial banking. it was a pure investment bank. the only back and think of the people might be referring to his citibank. they'll four times. dispel that every time. so i don't see anything to do with this crisis. this is a crisis that was created by government from the beginning to end, and i think -- i think a majority of economists are going to agree with this position once they look at the data. i think you could already determined. it's friday in fannie, subsidization of home mortgages,
that occurring. so united states, for example, is very polarized right now. the media has become very polarized. and people are going in to what we call echo chambers they only listen and watch and read some media, and they hear the same story over and over and over again. and other people watch endless and read this other media. that's not 100% true, by the way, there is some people crossing over. there is a large enough section of society that are doing that. one of the most important issues facing us today is the issue of climate change. now just this week, we heard something like 98% of the green land ice sheet is melting. we have been seeing drought across the country, massive drought. food prices are shooting up. they're expecting ocean levels to really rise quite a bit proceeding the coastline. extreme weather getting worse, and no policy action. why no policy action. what's going on? why aren't follows makers doing? why aren't people getting out of their suvs? climate change is really hooping. well, to some people it's not really happening. in fact it's worse than not really happening b
management paradigms' for too long in the face of competition from beyond the united states. well the lessons learned -- well the lessons learned from how he it up to that general motors to the changing environment especially in the aftermath of 1920 be heated by a different generation of managers and executives. what ever be possible for any large enterprise to achieve the kind of turnaround he accomplished and then continue to grow for some years? the answers to such questions grow more complex as the change and reaction accelerates. of the legacies and adolescence brought for the world grew all the more relevant to those who would be players. with that i will be glad to take questions. i'm told that because of the sound system we have you should wait until the microphone reaches you can't stand up before asking a question. >> in the front row. >> great book, mr. pelfrey. one question i have listed in irony. i noticed in your book you say that general motors was a top seller of the vehicles in japan prior to world war ii and there's the irony. what happened there? >> that's absolutely true
of law. >> host: you spoke about day and you criticize the united states, particularly in this area in the book for having what you call a reflexive reaction against any palestinian use of united nations. utilization of the united nations. do you think america is standing in the way of a broader peace effort in the middle east? >> guest: i cannot say that america -- i do say america's standing in the way. what i can say is that it will require a sustained and determined effort by the u.s., working with some of the countries in the region, and europe to bring about peace in the region. it has not been sustained. in fact, i'm not sure i can say there is a peace process today. and i think the u.s. has such a pivotal role to play. and both parties look to u.s. leadership. there were times when you look to see if one had gotten very close. when president putin was trying to get the solution, working at night, on the point it seemed very close. but since then we haven't been that close, and there hasn't been a real effort to bring the parties together. and there are people who are now beg
this in the book, which is what you call i'm having a conversation with the president of the united states. [laughter] tell us what he thinks about it now. talk a bit about that conversation. >>well, you know, when he was -- when i was actually here in new york, i had just been on "the view," and was in a memo on the way to the airport with cnn when i received a call that was 404 area code, it's atlanta so i answers that. it was congressman john lewis. when he finished talking i decided i should check my text messages. i couldn't keep my voice mail clear enough to keep getting messages. there was a message from the white house saying the president was trying to reach me. so i called the number, and they wanted to arrange the call, so it's so interesting the people in the immediate yew. the person who was in the car with me from cnn start the pull out a camcorder, i said you cannot tape me while i'm talking to the president. so i made her turn it off, and put it away. [applause] so he started out by saying you're a hard person to reach. [laughter] well, everyone knew i'd been with cnn all w
and comedy. it's because the rest of the world looks even worse. the united states is the world's tallest midget when it comes to borrowing money. if this could go on for ever, it would be fantastic. it is not going to go on forever. i have no clue when it's going to in but it's not going to go on forever. as interest rates return to normal, the share of the federal budget that goes to interest is going to rise. and that will crowd that spending on other things. it means they will pay taxes and will borrow money and some of the money would borrow will go to pay interest on the money we borrowed flashy. some of taxes we pay will go to pay interest to our creditors. and those creditors are increasingly overseas. in 1990, 19% of the federal debt was held by foreigners, 19%. last year it was 46%. so that means that we'll be working harder, and if our economy grows we will have more tax revenue, publisher of our paychecks will go to pay interest on our debt, mainly to the chinese which is really weird and you think about pictures a country where the standard of living is far below ours, yet so
that. no question their is a presence in the united states and mexican organized crime, but is also russian organized crime and lithuanian and moroccan. but in the scene of county i asked a prominent latino businessman who have frequented, he was happy to talk to me. well-off guy to the chamber of commerce. i said, they're going after the cartels. everyone there rate is an undocumented spanish speaker for the most part. are the cartels? he said it, not quite. local american mexican-americans who have money and are investing basically giving a job to people to grow in the forest and distributing it among latino channels regionally. that was one does opinion. but i need to know was there a mexican organized-crime the presence of this? no. the probationer doing community service. all my fellow volunteers are people doing community service for canada's farming. asked one night with the deal was. he was a latino man on probation for indoor growing. he said, it's here, sophisticated. they will even stuff in stuffed animals and put the head back on the panel. that was one person. one uncon
evaluate the possibility of cyber attacks by the united states and its allies like the one that disrupted the center we heard in the past with attacks like this? >> well, certainly, anything we can do in cyber where we have more skills than the iranians do, the israelis have more skills than the iranians, and there's reportedly others around besides the stocknet that they found, and anything that you can do is certainly a good thing. the question is have we gotten to the point where we're running out of time? if this was six or seven or eight years ago they were doing these things, and you had that much more time, maybe you can continue to buy more time. it's getting to the point now there where most people believe this will be decided one way or another within the next year, and the cyber may not suffice to do it, but it certainly, anything we can do, whether it's in sanctions or cyber attacks or trying with the rebels, the green movement inside iran, which we unfortunately abandoned in what was foreseen at the time by many people, i take no special credit, a lot of people said there's n
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